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Re: death of the net predicted by deloitte -- film at 11

  • From: Frank Coluccio
  • Date: Sun Feb 11 21:43:48 2007

I believe that the element that has been missing in this discussion thus far has
been the source (content) players, and where they are hiding. CDNs, a la Akamai,
Limelight, etc., will take up some of the slack and mitigate much of the backbone
burden where legitimate ISPs are concerned, as will hierarchical caching for the
newbie carriers-that-came-to-be-called "ISPs" -i.e., the MSOs and Telcos. Playing
the Pareto, the higher the demand (95/5) for a title, the closer it will be
stored to the user community, and the longer the tail (5/95) of a title, the
farther its storage from the user community. My point is, CDNs and hierarchical
cache must be inserted into the calculus, because one, they are already being
used, and two, their use will only increase with time, fwiw.


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On Sun Feb 11 19:22 , "Geo."  sent:

>> do what google is presumably doing (lots of fiber), or would they put
>> some capital and preorder into IDMR?
>IDMR is great if you're a broadcaster or a backbone, but how does it help 
>the last 2 miles, the phoneco ATM network or the ISP network where you have 
>10k different users watching 10k different channels? I'm not sure if it 
>would help with a multinode replication network like what google is probably 
>up to either (which explains why they want dedicated bandwidth, internode 
>replication solves the backup problems as well).
>Also forgetting that bandwidth issue for a moment, where is the draw that 
>makes IPTV better than cable or satellite?  I mean come on guys, if the 
>world had started out with IPTV live broadcasts over the internet and then 
>someone developed cable, satellite, or over the air broadcasting, any of 
>those would have been considered an improvement. IPTV needs something the 
>others don't have and a simple advantage is that of an archive instead of 
>broadcast medium. The model has to be different from the broadcast model or 
>it's never going to fly.
>TIVO type setup with a massive archive of every show so you can not only 
>watch this weeks episode but you can tivo download any show from the last 6 
>years worth of your favorite series is one heck of a draw over cable or 
>satellite and might be enough to motivate the public to move to a different 
>service. A better tivo than tivo. As for making money, just stick a 
>commercial on the front of every download. How many movies are claimed 
>downloaded on the fileshare networks every week?